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Cleona Lewis


Cleona Lewis, American economist. Member American Statistical Association.


Lewis, Cleona was born on August 30, 1885 in Concordia, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Thomas William and Louise Marie (Dorner) Lewis.


Bachelor of Philisophy, University of Chicago, 1917, A.M., 1921. Doctor of Philosophy., Brookings Institution, 1930. Unmarried.


Teacher, grades and high school, 1903-1913. Head commercial department State College for Women, Denton, Texas, 1917-1918. Statistician with American section, Allied Maritime Transport Council, London, 1918-1919.

With American Commission, to Negotiate Peace, Paris, France, February-July 1919. Research and laboratory assistant University of Chicago, 1919-1922. Member of staff Institute of Economics (now Brookings Institution), 1922-1950.


  • Author: The International Accounts, 1927. America’s Stake in International Investments, 1938. Nazi Europe and World Trade, 1941.

    Debtor and Creditor Countries, 1938, 1944, 1945. The United States and Foreign Investment Problems, 1949. Co-author: The French Debt Problem (with H. G. Moulton), 1926.

    America’s Capacity to Consume (with E. G. Nourse and others), 1934. Capital Expansion, Employment and Economic Stability (with H. G. Moulton et al), 1940. World Minerals and World Peace (with C.K. Leith and J.W. Furness), 1943.


Member American Statistical Association.


Thomas William Lewis

Louise Marie (Dorner) Lewis